- George,1758–98, English explorer.
- a large island in SW Canada, off the SW coast of British Columbia. 12,408 sq. mi. (32,135 sq. km).
- a seaport in SW British Columbia, on the Strait of Georgia opposite SE Vancouver island.
- a city in SW Washington.
- Mount, a mountain on the boundary between Alaska and Canada, in the St. Elias Mountains. 15,700 feet (4785 meters).
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It probably helped that the 2010 Winter Olympics were held in Vancouver; curling is very big in Canada.
Sidorova competed in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games when she was only 19 years old, serving as Skip for several matches.
Going into 2010 Vancouver Olympics, few expectations were on Miller.The Can't-Miss Sochi Showdown: Bode Miller And Ted Ligety
February 9, 2014
“I took a trip to Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest,” Alpert revealed.Jazz Musician Herb Alpert’s Art Encore
January 19, 2014
So, Kitsch returned to Vancouver with his head between his legs.‘Lone Survivor’ Taylor Kitsch’s Journey From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom
December 18, 2013
The allusion and a consciousness of Vancouver brought a smile into Viviette's eyes.Viviette
William J. Locke
I got out undetected, as I thought, and arrived at Vancouver.Murder Point
I get Vancouver man make me twelve pictures all same as this one.
Walk till you get to Newtown, then drop on to a Vancouver car and in.
The other two I guessed as plain-clothes men from Vancouver.
- Vancouver Island an island of SW Canada, off the SW coast of British Columbia: separated from the Canadian mainland by the Strait of Georgia and Queen Charlotte Sound, and from the US mainland by Juan de Fuca Strait; the largest island off the W coast of North America. Chief town: Victoria. Pop: 706 243 (2001). Area: 32 137 sq km (12 408 sq miles)
- a city in SW Canada, in SW British Columbia: Canada's chief Pacific port, named after Captain George Vancouver: university (1908). Pop: 545 671 (2001)
- Mount Vancouver a mountain on the border between Canada and Alaska, in the St Elias Mountains. Height: 4785 m (15 700 ft)
- Captain George. 1757–98, English navigator, noted for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1792–94)
Word Origin and History for vancouver
Canadian city, settled 1865, named for the island, which was named for English navigator George Vancouver (1757-1798) who sailed with Capt. Cook and surveyed the Pacific coast in this area in 1792.